Q & A: 2012 Lawrence Central wing Jeremy Hollowell

  • 09/19/2010 9:08 pm in

2012 Lawrence Central wing Jeremy Hollowell is among the top players nationally in his class and visited IU on Saturday to meet with the IU coaching staff and academic advisors from the university at Cook Hall.

He’ll also make a return trip in two weeks for the IU-Michigan football game. Inside the Hall caught up with Hollowell on Sunday evening to get an update on his visit, his recent ankle injury and his recruitment:

On the trip to Bloomington:

“It was real good. We came down and talked with the coaches and the academic people in the office all day. My mom was asking questions about the academics and other stuff. Her and my brother (James) talked and he gave her some questions to ask and things like that since he’s already been through it.”

On who he met with during the visit:

“All of the coaches – Coach Crean, Seltzer, McClain and Buckley. They were all in there.”

On his trip to Ohio State the previous weekend:

“I went down for the Miami (FL) football game. I was supposed to play in open gym, but I was still hurt. So I just went down and watched open gym, hung out with the players and the coaches, went to the football game.”

On whether IU and Ohio State are still his top schools and if he’s still open to other schools:

“They’re not my final two, they’re just two schools I like. They’re not the only two I’m picking from. I’m still open to all schools.”

On the schools that have visited him at Lawrence Central in recent weeks:

“The first day Ohio State and Vanderbilt were there. Iowa came one day, Illinois came. I think that’s about it.”

On his injury and a timetable for returning to the court:

“It was a high ankle sprain and I was on crutches. It isn’t too bad anymore, I can walk and lift, things like that, I just can’t get back to running and cutting so fast. I’m just giving it time out and making sure it doesn’t keep bothering me during the season.”

On what he learned on this trip to Bloomington that he didn’t know before:

“Just how important the academics are and how they have everything setup and organized for your future outside of basketball. That’s really important. I think my mom really liked that.”

On Ron Patterson and Peter Jurkin committing to IU and potentially playing with both guys at Indiana:

“They’re definitely two guys that can help start the class off. I think that class is a real important class at IU. I think that will be the year that it really turns around. I think playing with those two could really be a good thing.”

On the coaching staff stressing the importance of the 2012 class:

“He (Coach Crean) tells me that all the time. He said it will be the number one recruiting class that year, hopefully. I don’t see why it shouldn’t be if that’s the school certain guys go to. I think the 2012 class will be the year.”

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